Radical Honesty Advanced 8-Day Intensive Retreat in Fehmarn, Germany | 4 –12 December 2021
2,700.00 € incl. VAT
Note: The Early Bird price for this Radical Honesty Advanced 8-Day Intensive is valid until 15 September.
Radical Honesty Advanced 8-Day Intensive in Fehmarn, Germany
4 -12 December 2021
About this Event
Join certified Radical Honesty trainers Tuulia Syvänen and Pete Jordan for this fun, intense, and truly transformational immersive experience in a beautiful mansion on Fehmarn Island in Germany!
The key to intimacy is honesty. Learn the core honesty skills as a way to transform yourself and your relationships.
Clear and direct communication is a game-changer. Learn the tools to resolve conflict both within yourself and with others.
Self-expression & Self-compassion
Discover what wants to be expressed moment-to-moment while cultivating the tools for self-compassion.
A Supportive Environment
There are so few places where you can be your FULL self. Use this supportive environment to discover who you really are in the moment and emerge a changed person.
The Immersive Experience
There’s nothing like the full-time, communal experience of a Radical Honesty immersive workshop. To really see yourself anew, notice how you’ve held yourself back, and relearn how to connect authentically with others, you need time, community, and great facilitators.
Throughout your 8 days at the workshop, Tuulia and Pete will lead the group through a series of learnings in Radical Honesty, including honesty skills training, lectures, paired and group exercises, hot seat work, couple’s work, meditation and movement, naked work, and life stories.
This is Advanced 8-day Intensive and we will go deeper into Radical Honesty practice and will skip some of the basic exercises and instead work with the themes important to participants, and with whatever is arising in the moment and do directed conversations, processing, hot seat work and some new exercises.
ARE YOU READY TO TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE?
- Let go of shame, fear and attachment to approval
- Be completely and compassionately honest
- Get out of your comfort zone
- Share with others – laugh out loud, cry and yell, smile and dance
- Ask for everything you want; expand your ability to give & receive
- Heal relationships with full-body forgiveness
THE 8-DAY DEEP DIVE:
- Life Stories
- Teaching and learning together
- Paired Exercises
- Meditation & Movement
- Hot Seat Work
- New exercises including boundary work
- Naked Work
- Directed Conversations
- Group Exercises
At a beautiful huge mansion with sauna on the pretty island of Fehmarn. Connect in a deep way with others. Talk about the things that are shameful or embarrassing or difficult for you to talk about. Experience compassion. Learn to express whatever arises in you in the moment: excitement, fear, anger, attraction, appreciation, embarrassment, happiness. Experience the sensations in your body as they arise. Learn and practice being present in the here and now.
Watch this video to hear us (and others) talking about the RH 8-day intensive workshops:
9 days and 8 nights
We loved this location so much when we held 8-day workshops there in June 2020 that we’ve again booked the location for another 8-day workshop!
With lots of room to spread out and lots of privacy, we’ll have plenty enough space to dance, laugh, yell and cry to our heart’s content!
In other words, we’ll have everything you need in terms of comfort for a successful transform-your-life-for-the-better workshop!
The leaders of the workshop will be Radical Honesty trainers Tuulia Syvänen and Pete Jordan. They will be assisted by an RH trainer candidate. We will also have a cook preparing our meals and another staff member helping with organizational matters.
(Note: If you’re interested in participating in a future Radical Honesty Trainer’s Training, attendance at two RH 8-day intensive workshop is a prerequisite for attending the TT.)
Brad Blanton—Radical Honesty founder—says this about the 8-day intensive workshop:
The 8-Day workshop is an experiential course in living out loud, increasing your capacity for intimacy and creativity, and living your life on purpose, instead of residing in the jail of your mind and reacting to life’s circumstances while believing you’re in control.
In our workshops, we get together to make some agreements about what we will do together for the next nine days. One of the most important agreements is that we will tell the truth to each other completely for the next nine days. If that was all that occurred, and there were no other agenda whatsoever, the course would be powerful because the power of that agreement alone is incredible.
What is the program?
We will begin each day with about 20 minutes of conscious movement and 20 minutes of meditation, followed by breakfast and a morning session of teaching, group conversations and paired exercises. We will then have a healthy lunch and an afternoon siesta. After the break, we will continue working with “hot seat” work, teaching, meditation, movement or dancing, and more paired and small group exercises. At around 20:00, we’ll eat dinner.
After dinner, one by one, each person will tell the story of his or her life. By the time the workshop has ended, each participant will have told their own life story and will have heard the telling of everyone else’s. Each person will also receive a copy of the video recording of them telling their story. They can later watch their video with their parents, (ex-)spouses, siblings, lovers and friends with whom they have unfinished business in life and use the video-watching as a way to have an honest conversations.
On about the fifth day, we’ll all get naked. One at a time we’ll stand in front of the group and talk about what we like and don’t like about our body. We’ll also tell our sexual histories: when we first discovered we were a sexual being, when we first masturbated, whether we prefer doing it with men/women/vegetables/minerals/etc., how many partners of each gender we’ve had sex with, our favorite and least favorite sexual experiences, and so on. Though we’ll probably get embarrassed, with good coaching and complete sharing of the truth and support from the group we will face our shame/fears/taboos—and get over them.
People often presume this will be some sort of “sexy” experience. Usually, the experience is anything but sexy. Mostly the naked work is about embarrassment and shame and suffering—and about how our avoidance of those aspects of ourselves often controls our lives. Quite often, the participants who, beforehand, scare themselves the most about doing this exercise are the very ones who benefit the most from it!
The willingness to face the experience and live through it can provide a decrease in the intensity of the sensations related to shame/embarrassment and a change in perspective on one’s own life in the direction of compassion for oneself as well as compassion for others. And then, most likely, we’ll appreciate ourselves and others for doing this work and live more fulfilling lives with less shame about ourselves and our bodies.
Just as with the life story video, each participant will receive a copy of their naked work video to share with others in his or her life. (And the original files of those recordings will then be deleted.)
As you can imagine, by the sixth or seventh day, people will have gotten to know themselves and each other pretty well. What happens—and it happens again and again with very diverse groups of people—is pretty much the same each time: Everyone falls in love with everyone else. Now, isn’t that a hell of a thing? Imagine all the time and energy we have wasted putting on acts and pretending who we are in hopes that others would love us for our performance, when actually what we needed all along was to drop the act and tell the truth—and be ourselves!
Brad Blanton says this about the lead trainers:
If you do a workshop with Tuulia, it’ll change your life. […] Pete is a calm, level-headed and compassionate trainer. He’s a good listener and has a great ability to stay present and focused.
Some past participants have expressed this about our Radical Honesty 8-day workshops:
I judge this workshop to be one of the best things I’ve done so far in the area of life improvement (and I’ve done some). I feel tempted to say ‘life changing’ as I now navigate through the world with a sense of freedom & expansion unknown to me before. I felt very safe & seen during the entire, very intense time. I judge Tuulia & Pete to be highly competent coaches and inspiringly authentic. – Silke
After having already done a few Radical Honesty workshops, the 8-day intensive went much deeper and showed me even more than before what stories I tell myself to make myself unhappy. By being in this environment for a longer amount of time and with the closeness created in the group, I took a big step in knowing who I really am and daring to show myself. – Arjen
The eight-day retreat takes Radical Honesty on a whole new level allowing myself to get much deeper than a weekend workshop. The retreat allowed me to relate honestly to 20 humans and get to see their beautiful souls and mirror myself whilst living with them in a beautiful villa for the eight days. I allowed myself to get triggered by them and see my story, my victimhood, my blame, my shame, my body shame, my judgement, my fears, my anger and to get over them. After the week, my way of communicating has brought deep connections in all areas of my life. I highly recommend the eight-day retreats. – Participant, UK
We have a beautiful historical mansion for ourselves in Fehmarn island in northern Germany. Our villa dates from the early 1800s and it is carefully restored. We have a small sauna, bathtubs and many carefully restored details such as washbasins from an old Berlin hotel from the 1920s.
Our villa is a large and beautiful old building which has been renovated while keeping the original style of a traditional Fehmarn country mansion. The exact date of the building is unknown however it was first mentioned in writing in 1820. The building contains original country house doors and oak panels from the Wilhelminian era and the main rooms have oak parquets and Art Nouveau style mosaic tiles.
We have also a big garden for ourselves and the sea is about 20 minutes walking distance.
The accommodation will be in two-person bedrooms. Single rooms are available for additional cost.
When does the workshop begin and end?
The workshop will begin at around 17:00 Saturday 4th December and finish around 13:00 on Sunday 13 December.
Can I stay a little longer?
Yes! If you want to arrive a day early (checking in at 18:00 on 3 December) or depart a day later (checking out at 10:00 on 14 December), you can book those additional nights at the villa for an additional €60 per night. (On those nights, we will provide you with simple food.)
Who can participate?
This 8-Day Intensive is for people who have joined Radical Honesty 8-day Intensive before. You will also have to agree to the workshop’s commitments: to keep confidentiality, to tell the truth, to support others in telling the truth, to be on time and present, to allow the trainers to coach you and to ask for what you want.
Everyone at the workshop will be expected to commit to participate in every session, including the naked work, body movement, meditation and telling of life stories. If you have any concerns with any of the program, we are happy to discuss those concerns with you.
How does one register?
The group is limited to 15 participants. We expect this workshop to be fully booked (as have the other 8-day workshops we’ve organized and/or led in Germany, Italy and Spain). So, if you want to attend, we suggest that you book your spot sooner rather than later.
To sign up or to receive more information, please write to info@HonestyEurope.com
How does one get there?
We highly recommend using public transport. Fehmarn is accessible by train. If you decide to drive, we propose you carpool by offering rides to fellow participants. We are happy to put you in touch with other participants in order to coordinate such carpooling. The closest airport to Fehmarn is Hamburg (HAM), which is about two hours from Fehmarn by car and about three hours away by public transportation.
How much does this cost?
The early bird price is €2024,79 + VAT of your country when the fee is fully paid by 31 October 2021.
The price for example for the Netherlands is €2,450 (including 21% Dutch VAT)
The regular price is €2,231,40 + VAT of your country.
For example in the Netherlands €2,700 (including 21% Dutch VAT).
In cases of financial hardship, we are willing to create longer payment schedules. Please get in touch with us and we’ll work out a solution together.
The fee covers the 8-day workshop, daily healthy vegetarian/vegan meals, shared accommodation, the teaching and follow-up after the workshop.
Please note that we do not offer refunds. However you can transfer your ticket to another person. Let us know via email in case someone else will take your spot.
If paying for this retreat is a financial challenge to you, then please be aware of the existence of the Honesty Europe Support Fund, which offers financial support to those who otherwise could not afford to attend Honesty Europe’s workshops and retreats. Read more about the Support fund here
Ready to live out loud and be happy?
You are warmly welcome to join us on the journey to an honest life!
Tuulia & Pete
About the trainers
Tuulia Syvänen is the certified Radical Honesty trainer who has led the most RH workshops in Europe. She also does 1:1 and couples coaching.
Having grown up in a dysfunctional family—where difficulties and negative feelings were often swept under the rug—Tuulia became passionate about self-expression and self-awareness, and learned the importance of setting one’s boundaries. Most important, she learned the power of honesty. Her life’s mission is to help create more love and connection between people through honest sharing.
Tuulia participated in her first Radical Honesty training in 2012 with the founder of Radical Honesty Dr. Brad Blanton and continued her training under the guidance of Dr. Blanton. Read more.
Pete Jordan is the only certified Radical Honesty trainer in the Benelux countries. He organizes and co-lead Radical Honesty workshops around Europe with his wife, Tuulia, as well as does 1:1 coaching.
Pete has changed his life for the better by committing to live honestly, expressing his resentments and appreciations in the moment and by asking for what he wants. A major breakthrough for him was to have honest talks with his ex-wife and four siblings. He has broken the traditions of his childhood’s family and began to talk about things he was afraid of and embarrassed about and what he didn’t like in his childhood.
Pete has great listening skills and he is keen on developing and learning every day. His vision is to support others to live happier, freer lives. Read more.
Stay in touch
Start time: 17:00 CEST
End time: 12:00 CEST